|Is this turquoise???|
Turquoise, especially imitation turquoise, is one of the materials most often mis-labled. If you buy from a reputable dealer at a show or from a catalog company with a good reputation, you've got less to worry about. But be aware that imitation turquoise, at a few dollars per strand, is sometimes passed off as Sleeping Beauty turquoise, which is over a hundred dollars per strand!
There is nothing wrong with using imitation turquoise in your work. It is often beautiful, and should be considerably less expensive. Just don't get taken by unscrupulous dealers on eBay or at shows...know your materials!
|Sleeping Beauty Turquoise|
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